A LOVING home without children is needed for black and white chap Figaro.

The five-year-old was a stray who came into the care of Worcester and District Cats Protection, and now needs a place to call his own.

Laura Smith, publicity officer for the branch, said: "Figaro hasn't had a home for a long time, but obviously had a home previously. He really just wants some love and will give you a nuzzle, likes a good pad and a purr, but he is a bit wary.

"He is the nicest natured cat, but because he can be a bit frightened, he does have the odd hiss, but his bark is definitely worse than his bite. He would make a super little friend to an experienced cat owner, or just someone who would be prepared to give him time and space to allow him to settle and adjust to a home again. He is definitely worth giving a chance."

Figaro needs a home without children where he is the only pet. If you are interested, please call the charity on 01905 425704.